This coming Saturday one of our research fellows will be presenting at the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the European Surgical Association in Madrid. In session VI Dr. Hayley Fenton will be giving a talk entitled “Variation in the use of resection for colorectal cancer liver metastases”. The meeting brings together leading surgeons and scientists to discuss the latest clinical and research findings. Given its focus on the education of surgeons it is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of our work.
Hayley’s talk presents the largest reported population-based analysis of liver surgery rates in bowel cancer patients. Significant variation has been observed in the likelihood of patients receiving liver surgery, with the data showing that living near a liver surgery service is as important a factor as social deprivation.
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